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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Brothers Are..

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Never Enough


I created this layout using this sketch from Scrapbook Steals. Collin loves spending time with his Daddy... there never seems to be enough time!

Hello Freedom


This layout started out as part of a scraplift challenge of this layout at Studio Calico. I really wanted to use this picture of Collin, and incorporated the Birds of a Feather challenge to do a layout inspired by the word freedom.

This summer, freedom means so much to us. It is an end to Collin's chemo - his scans are finally stable. He's free from being sick, from being tired. He finally has the freedom to have energy to play and explore.. and be a normal boy.

Live & Grow


Here's another layout I made last night using this sketch from the Boys Rule blog. I love these tender moments I catch between Chris and Collin...

Best of Friends


Here is a layout that I did using this sketch from Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits blog. I love this picture of the boys together. Now that Collin is not on chemo and isn't sick all the time, Liam is interacting with him more and more. I never thought I'd have to tell Liam to stop playing so rough with his brother, or to stop making annoying sounds in his ears (even though it makes Collin laugh), but now I'm glad that they are interacting like that now. That's the way it should be.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My Boys

I always find it amazing how I can get such wonderful pictures of these boys when I put them on a train! This is by far my favorite pictures of these boys!

This layout is for a sketch challenge at Creative Scrappers, using sketch #215. I also made this for the 4-play challenge at Design House Digital.


Digital supplies used:

Erica Coombs – Enroute Masks
Angie Hinksman – True Blue Solids
Gennifer Bursett – the Sprats Alpha
Karen Funk – Genuinely you digital elements

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Liam

My son Liam just celebrated his 5th birthday this Sunday... how fast the time goes! He wanted a baseball theme party, so I did a generic theme but since we live in New England, I used red and blue as the colors for Yankees vs. Red Sox.


I used my Cricut to make this birthday banner - I was also inspired by this challenge at The Paper Variety, to create a paper project that's not a layout or a card. I know this picture is kinda hard to see, but the white background is actually baseballs.


Chris manned the grill and made hamburgers, hot dogs and brats and the rest of the food was set up on this table. In baseball theme, we had popcorn and peanuts and bags of chips. The big winner though was the big jug of fresh strawberry lemonade - the kids all lined up and took turns pouring their drinks and got back to the end of the line. I'll share the recipe in a later post.


These were Liam's cupcakes - he loved them! I didn't go too crazy this year, just basic white cake mix and white frosting, with red gel to look like baseballs.


And of course, the birthday boy himself, with his very first 5 dollar bill!!